Stint, n.

A period of time during which one acted in some capacity or role.

I had a 2 year stint as editor-in-chief of the school newspaper.

Stint (?), n. Zool. (a)

Any one of several species of small sandpipers, as the sanderling of Europe and America, the dunlin, the little stint of India (Tringa minuta), etc. Called also pume.


A phalarope.


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Stint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Stinting.] [OE. stinten, stenten, stunten, to cause to cease, AS. styntan (in comp.) to blunt, dull, fr. stunt dull, stupid; akin to Icel. stytta to shorten, stuttr short, dial, Sw. stynta to shorten, stunt short. Cf. Stent, Stunt.]


To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance.

I shall not go about to extenuate the latitude of the curse upon the earth, or stint it only to the production of weeds. Woodward.

She stints them in their meals. Law.


To put an end to; to stop.




To assign a certain (i. e., limited) task to (a person), upon the performance of which one is excused from further labor for the day or for a certain time; to stent.


To serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares.

The majority of maiden mares will become stinted while at work. J. H. Walsh.


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Stint, v. i.

To stop; to cease.


They can not stint till no thing be left. Chaucer.

And stint thou too, I pray thee. Shak.

The damsel stinted in her song. Sir W. Scott.

<-- 2. to be parsimonious in expending some resource; -- used with "on" to indicate the item conserved. "Don't stint on the potatos!" -->


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Stint, n. [Also written stent. See Stint, v. t.]


Limit; bound; restraint; extent.

God has wrote upon no created thing the utmost stint of his power. South.


Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.

His old stint -- three thousand pounds a year. Cowper.

<-- 3. A period of work at a specific task; as, to do one's stint in the army, an actor who did a stint as a cab driver. -->


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